Vicky Kouba

Professor

OFFICE : ED 119
PHONE : (518) 442-5011
FAX: (518) 442-5008
EMAIL: vkouba@albany.edu

Dr. Vicky L. Kouba

Vicky L. Kouba is a full Professor in the Department of Educational Theory and Practice at the University at Albany, State University of New York. She earned her B.S. in mathematics at Montana State University, and both her M. S. and Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction (Mathematics Education) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research areas include assessment in mathematics, students' acquisition of mathematical concepts and beliefs, and integration of mathematics with other subject areas. Her work has been published in the Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, the Journal of Mathematical Behavior, the Mathematics Teacher, and Teaching Children Mathematics. She served as an appointed member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Core Interpretation Planning and Writing Team for the 1990, 1992, and 1996 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), and also served on the 1986 NCTM NAEP interpretation team. She has taught mathematics and English in grades 6-12; designed and facilitated numerous workshops for mathematics teachers; helped to develop mathematics curriculum in grades K-12; currently teaches and advises undergraduate, Master's and Doctoral students; and is a Program Faculty Member for the Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction and the Ph.D. in Instructional Psychology. Curriculum materials that she developed received a Teacher Choice Award from Learning Magazine, and her recent research involves assessing students' written explanations in mathematics and science. 

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Field of Specialization

  • Conceptual Learning
  • Assessment
  • Literacy in Mathematics

 

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Selected Publications

2000 Kouba, V. L., & Wearne, D. Numbers and operations: Whole numbers. In E. A. Silver & P. A. Kenney (Eds.), Results from the seventh assessment of the National Assessment of Educational Progress. Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

1999 Kouba, V. L. Multiple Interpretations = More Challenges. Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 5 (4), 232-235. (December)

1998 Kouba, V. L., Champagne, A. B., Piscitelli, M., Havasy, M., White, K., & Hurley, M. Literacy in the National Standards: Communication and reasoning. Albany, NY: National Research Center on English Learning and Achievement.

1997 Kouba, V. L., Zawojewski, J. S., & Strutchens, M. E. What do students know about number and operations? In P. A. Kenney & E. A. Silver (Eds.), Results from the sixth mathematics assessment of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (pp. 97-140). Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

1995 Kouba, V. L., & Franklin, K. Multiplication and Division: Sense making and meaning. Teaching Children Mathematics, 1 (9), 574 - 577. (R)

1994 Kouba, V. L. Self-Evaluation as an act of teaching. Mathematics Teacher, 87 (5 May), 354 - 358. (R)

 

 

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Courses Taught

ETAP 720 Doctoral Core Seminar : Instruction

ETAP 750 Doctoral Seminar in Mathematics and Science Education: Curriculum

ETAP 751 Doctoral Seminar in Mathematics and Science Education: Instruction

ETAP 850 Doctoral Seminar in Mathematics and Science Education: Research

ETAP 652M Perspectives in mathematics Education

ETAP 655M Elective in Mathematics Education

ETAP 658M Elective in Mathematics Education

ETAP 690 Field Experience Seminar: Teaching Mathematics

ETAP 519 Learning in the Academic Discipline